Monthly Archives: February 2016

Department of Transport and Main Roads – CarModMonday livechat Q&A

Department of Transport and Main Roads online Q&A session

When:  Monday 22nd February

Time:   6:30pm

Live Chat: http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/live-chat/

Below is an email received from Department of Transport and Main Roads .

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be hosting an online Q&A session this coming Monday 22 Feb for an hour kicking off at 6:30pm.

During this session we’ll have members of our vehicle standards and modifications team on hand to answer questions from the public.

We’ll be promoting the chat Friday on the TMR Facebook page facebook.com/TMRQld and we’d appreciate it if you could share this post and promote the chat with your club members if you think it’s something they’d be interested in.

The chat can also be accessed directly via our website here http://www.qld.gov.au/transport/live-chat/

Participants can submit their questions anonymously if they’d prefer, or if they don’t have any questions, they’re more than welcome to just watch the chat unfold.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

GPO Box 1549 | Brisbane Qld 4001 P: (07) 30667260 W: www.tmr.qld.gov.au

FB: facebook.com/TMRQLD

The Missing Link : D shackles and safety chains

Late last year there were a series of emails regarding D Shackles for Safety Chains. Queensland legislation does not mention the load of shackles but does cover the methods of attaching chains to the trailer, the strength of the chain and the strength of the attaching point on the bow bar. How you attach the chain to the tow bar of the vehicle is the “missing link”.

Please refer to 2015_Bulletin 5-2015_Shackles for Safety Chains

Motor Vehicle Standards Act Reform Media Release.

The attached media release has been issued but the Federal Government and flags proposed changes to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act. Point two will be of interest to the old car movement as it proposes significant changes to the importation of older cars and the operation of the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles.

The three main points raised in the release are:

  1. Personal import of new motor vehicles
  2. Improvements to existing schemes for specialist and non-standard vehicles and
  3. Removal of $12,000 special duty on imported used vehicles

Full details are yet to be released. It should be noted that these proposed changes are yet to be put to Parliament but the expected implementation will be sometime in 2018.